Sudan - Four Nigerian Peacekeepers Killed In Darfur

Four Nigerian peacekeepers were killed and eight wounded in an ambush in Sudan's western Darfur region, the international peacekeeper force UNAMID said on Wednesday.
"They were killed last night some 2 kilometers from our regional headquarters in El Geneina. They came under fire from all sides," a spokesman for UNAMID told AfricaEagle.

More than 16,000 UNAMID troops are currently based in Darfur, tasked with protecting civilians since 2007.

The ambush happened on Tuesday night, UNAMID said. It urged Sudan's government to prosecute the gunmen.

Violence in Darfur has come down from its peak after civil war broke out in 2003, but there are still clashes between government forces, rebels and rival ethnic groups.

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